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Contributor: Martin, James
Subject: Grave robbing | Human remains | Phrenology | Skulls | Funeral rites and ceremonies | Anthropometry
Extent: 2 items
Description: Letters discussing grave robbing of Indigenous ancestors' remains. Correspondence regarding James Martin's collection of Cherokee skulls in North Carolina and Tennessee, where Martin was based at Fort Cass as medical director for Army to the Cherokee Nation. Martin has no flattened skulls as Morton has requested. Mentions Dr. Eugene H. Abadie in Florida; changing burial practices among Cherokees; various cave sites in Tinnipic and Cumberland River Valleys where skulls might be found.
Collection: Samuel George Morton Papers (Mss.B.M843)
Contributor: Bassee, C. | Horsfield, Timothy, 1708-1773 | Parsons, William, 1701-1757 | Levan, Jacob, 1702-1768 | Trexler, Peter | Barons, Benjamin | Chapman, John | Denny, William, 1718- | Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760 | Hamilton, James, 1710-1783 | Morris, Robert Hunter, approximately 1700-1764 | Powell, Joseph | Martin, James | Orndt, Jacob | Reynolds, George, 1699 or 1700-1769 | Spangenberg, August Gottlieb, 1704-1792 | Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760 | Galbreath, James | Westbrook, Adam | McCarthy, James | Zeisberger, David, 1721-1808 | Newcastle, Captain
Extent: 56 letters
Description: In sections 1 and 2. Correspondence during the Seven Years' War (1754-1763) regarding Indian attacks on the frontier and attempts to protect friendly Indians. One letter discusses the use of passports by friendly Indians. Mention of a "berserk soldier at Fort Allen behaves indecently among squaws."
Collection: Timothy Horsfield Papers (Mss.974.8.H78)